Welcome to Intimacy Reimagined, a unique and special retreat, and couples-intensive combo designed exclusively for married couples seeking to enhance & strengthen their relationship to create the life they deserve together.
And seriously, you won't believe the place we chose to do this! Join us for five days and four magic nights at The Holly in Breckenridge, Colorado from October 8 - 13, 2023.
Traditionally the Holly tree has long been a symbol of protection and endurance, and symbolizes strength, peace and goodwill to many. Why? The Holly Tree is able to withstand the forces of nature, and in particular is resistant to lightning strikes showcasing unwavering heartiness, strength and reliability. People have planted the Holly Tree near dwellings as one way to protect their homes from lightning strikes. May “The Holly” in Breckenridge, CO be the most remarkable getaway home for you to reimagine your best and most intimacy-driven relationship ever. Be “Holly” in your home. Wherever you plant yourselves, when danger strikes you will remain connected, united, intimate, and strong."
"GET YOUR ASS BACK IN HERE! DIVORCE IS NOT AN OPTION!"
That was Monique nearly 30 years ago. We weren't doing so good, and we'd just recently married. I (Rick) was feeling sorry for myself, honestly.
I am handicapped. I walk funny, and life has been challenging. Life can be difficult, after all, and I felt out of place. I've endured many surgeries throughout my life and have worked through much pain. I pitied myself for all my struggles and wanted to quit everything. That particular day I was walking out. I got drunk, walked to the car ...
And my faithful bride stopped me in my tracks. She saw her groom that day. Not just a crippled man ... she stopped me, turned me around, and walked me back across our threshold! In a single moment and Monique reimagined intimacy and saved a marriage.
On our wedding day, I promised Monique I'd prefer her over all others. The fateful day I walked out, I chose myself. Until she yelled, "Divorce is not an option!" I remembered, then. We were a "together or not at all" couple.
She knew my situation. She didn't pity me. From that moment on, we explored what was possible and then went for it. Along the way, we also built intimacy, resilience, and hope.
Don't think I haven't doubted myself, or we haven't doubted ourselves since that day. We doubted ourselves the day I said we would ride a bicycle 500 miles weekly while I was using a walker. We doubted ourselves when we looked at an enormous mountain we didn't know we could climb. We doubted ourselves when we said we wanted to build a business together. Each time we doubted we reimagined intimacy and returned to our vows.
We don’t expect perfection out of ourselves, and we don’t expect it from you, either. Our life is about knowing how strong we are together. It is about knowing how to reimagine intimacy and return to our vows.
Just one moment ... all of us have our "just one-moment" stories that made us or broke us. But in this "one moment" we hope you realize like we did on that day in 1997 that your marriage journey can be different ... better and that you get to create the lifestyle you deserve with the person you LOVE most.
But here’s the real magic. We didn’t get to healthy without the help of friends, family, and counselors.
Monique and Rick Elgersma have created a BRAND NEW kind of relational couples retreat like few others. We'll all be returning to our vows in the most relational way we can think of, and Rick & Monique are thrilled for the opportunity to breathe life into couples retreats!
This retreat isn't about you becoming perfect. But it is about knowing how strong you are together. It is about knowing how to reimagine intimacy and return to your vows.
This retreat is about knowing how to take each other's hand and never let go.
The magic is you and us working at this together.
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Only a few fortunate couples at a time will be let in to this intimate and exclusive retreat.
You'll learn about the luxury of the best relationships amidst the absolute luxury of your surroundings. Just one moment, and you realize that your marriage journey can be different ... better ... best even. You get to create the lifestyle of love that you deserve with the person that you LOVE the most and deserve it with.
Doing something you know is absolutely right for your marriage is the first step to your best relationship ever.
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Your deposit is non-refundable. However, if you cancel 45 days before the start of the retreat, money paid beyond the deposit will be refunded to you, minus a 10% processing fee. No refunds are available for cancellations less than 30 days from the start of the retreat. To request a refund, please get in touch with our support team at [email protected].
We're thrilled you're interested in coming! You can reserve your couple's spot by filling out the contact us form below, and we will reach out to schedule an interview with you and your spouse. After your interview, you will be sent information on how to reserve your spot with a $750 deposit.
We highly suggest travel insurance and your own accident insurance. We will not be responsible for late arrival, cancellation of flights, or difficulties during travel. We will also not be responsible for damage to property, illness, or injury. We encourage that you come prepared with everything you need to cover yourselves for the potential of unfortunate events.
For one, we'll just be enjoying time at this amazing spot. However, each day we will be covering important pieces of a healthy and thriving relationship such as intimacy, communication, conflict, personality, connection, affection, and strategies for growth! You'll also all answer important questions together, with each other. One of the most important parts of this intimate retreat is "couples helping couples." We are better together and together we'll all come away with our versions of "better than ever!"
We do not doubt you'll find ways to enjoy your time with us. We'll chat it up in one of the living rooms, you can sit in the hot tub, play air hockey, and we'll provide games. You can bring your games for us to enjoy if you like!
We will provide drinks for dinner, such as soda, water, wine or light alcohol beverages. However, inebriation/drunkenness will not be tolerated for any reason. Drunkenness will mean you will be required to leave the premises permanently. There will be no refunds if you are asked to leave.
“I have witnessed firsthand Rick & Monique’s unique abilities and talents as a married co-therapy team.
Together, they possess an exceptional level of expertise and insight into the dynamics of intimate relationships.
One of the most remarkable aspects of Rick and Monique's work is their ability to seamlessly blend their professional knowledge with their personal experiences as a married couple.
They bring a rare authenticity to their work. Their warmth and approachability make it easy for couples to create happier, healthier, and more fulfilling relationships.”
"Monique and Rick are not only authentic people. They’re a great couple that has traversed some of life’s most difficult roads, and still hold grace for each other. Still fully their own unique, strong minded selves, but also a bonded, connected couple.
I love their heart and capacity for working with couples to improve on communication, connection and intimacy…. Heck…. Can’t every couple use improvement on those items?!
And that’s exactly what they do.
I HIGHLY recommend and suggest that every couple take advantage of the plethora of skill, devotion and life changing talent that Rick & Monique offer to couples.
Their retreat offers you a luxurious, condensed, intense, and immediate experience that is sure to make a big difference in your relationship."